Category Archives: National Service Days

Corporate Employees Join forces to Revitalize Terry Parker High School

According to many researchers, the physical condition of a school is a stronger predictor of academic achievement than many family background factors and socio-economic conditions. On Saturday, September 12, 2015,  HandsOn Jacksonville partnered with Fidelity Investments and Florida Blue to … Continue reading

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“Senior Saints” Lend Helping Hands to Improve Our Community

Founded by Joanne Hickox, Seniors on a Mission mobilizes senior volunteers, lovingly called “Senior Saints,” on daily “mission trips” to meet the needs of local nonprofit organizations. Seniors on a Mission facilitates 120 of these trips each year, tackling projects … Continue reading

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Jack Diamond – Touching our Community for GOOD

Since coming to Jacksonville in 1970, Jack Diamond, Principal at Diamond Architectural Group has left an indelible print of GOOD in our community. Just a few of the well-recognized projects Jack is responsible for include the Prudential Tower and Complex, … Continue reading

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Youth Leader, Nishtha Garg – Meeting Community Needs Through Creating Unity

“I hope at least to make people aware of each other; to create a better sense of unity among the people that I volunteer with, endeavoring to create a sense of community.  This sense of community can apply at any … Continue reading

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Jacksonville Remembers 9/11

On the 10th anniversary of 9/11 citizens across the nation are joining hands to pay tribute to the victims, heroes and those who rose in service on that tragic day by participating in what we hope will be one million … Continue reading

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Teens Take Action for Global Youth Service Days

Teens in North Florida are preparing for summer; collecting relief donations for Haiti and Japan, making eco-friendly crafts at the Earth day Festival this weekend, tutoring youths at the duPont Middle school…. Wait! What? Ok, so it’s HandsOn Jacksonville Youth … Continue reading

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Day of Service Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.

HandsOn Jacksonville and the Teacher Supply Depot hosted a day of family fun and volunteering on MLK day. Grown ups and kids alike had fun painting flower pots for seniors and making recyclable bags for beach cleanups. There were craft … Continue reading

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MLK, Jr. Day – Celebrating Advances & Facing Challenges

With the beginning of a new year come new hopes, new ambitions and new goals.  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the first national holiday of the New Year and offers the perfect time to re-focus on how we, as … Continue reading

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Military & Civilians Come Together in Service to Honor Veterans

“I just want to do something to ‘give back’.”  As you might expect, in a volunteer center this is a phrase we hear over and over.  We heard it again today, and it was astonishing and humbling. Today is Veterans … Continue reading

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